If you would like to restore facial contours, or reduce the appearance of lines and creases, injection therapy with soft tissue fillers may be right for you. Injectable fillers can:
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
A pharmaceutical filler substance or your own fat is injected below the skin surface to fill hollow areas and creases or plump the lips and back of the hands.
Swelling should dissipate in 2-5 days. This procedure produces results that last several months to years. Longevity is based on the filler used, treatment site and individual patient factors. Some products may be permanent.
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Appropriately sized and shaped implants will be carefully selected and placed, most commonly in the cheek, chin, jaw or nasal region as well as in the upper and lower lip. Incisions inside the mouth or discreetly placed external incisions create space in soft tissues for implant positioning and support.
Facial implants are generally performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedation; general anesthesia may be recommended.
Your results will be almost immediate. Initial swelling should subside in 2-4 weeks and dissipate in 1-2 months, as final results appear. These changes in contour are permanent but reversible with removal of the implant. The surrounding tissues may also be changed by the implant if enough time has passed for molding. Many patients find this an acceptable and pleasing alternative to temporary facial fillers or facial bone advancement surgery. A consultation with your plastic surgeon is advised to see if you are a candidate.
If you’re interested in facial fillers or implants, give us a call! For Westlake Village patients, please call (805) 379 – 3104. Long Beach patients, please call (562) 427 – 8866.